Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park

     


Portage, Indiana
Phone: (219) 762-7757

Sites: 926
Recent Rate: $50 7/2013


Latitude: 41.593878050034
Longitude: -87.2029280662537

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites
  • Big Rig Access
  • Tent Camping
  • Restrooms (Plumbed)
  • Pit Toilets
  • Showers
  • $0.00 Shower Fee
  • Laundry Facilities
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee
  • Dump Station
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee
  • Propane Available
  • Firewood Available
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts
  • Water Spigot
  • Picnic Shelter
  • RV Wash
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee
  • Corral
  • Landing Strip
  • Overflow Parking
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP)
  • Electric (50 AMP)
  • Water
  • Sewer
  • WiFi
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee
  • Cellular Phone Service
  • Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup
  • Phone
  • Central Modem
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.)
  • Pool Access
  • Family Friendly
  • Playground
  • Pet Area
  • yes-lake Waterfront
  • Clubhouse
  • Camp Store
  • Cafe / Snack Bar
  • Business Center
  • Group Camping
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Group Kitchen
  • Banquet Facilities
  • Concierge Services
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s)
  • Recreation Room
  • Gym/Workout Facilities
  • Beach Access
  • Boat Ramp
  • Marina
  • Boat Rentals
  • Fishing
  • Golfing
  • Bike Path(s)
  • Bike Rentals
  • Hiking
  • Spa
  • Horseshoe Pit
  • Volley Ball
  • Sports Field
  • Arcade Games
  • Live Entertainment
  • Amphitheatre
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf
  • Billiards
  • Ping Pong
  • Lake
  • Pond
  • River
  • Creek
  • Ocean
  • Water Park
  • Casino

Review Details

Ratings overview

22 Reviews

These reviews are the opinion of an RVParkReviews’ member and not the views of RVParkReviews.com

Smokeaj

Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $50.00
Overall Rating:      

Rough place. It was a little scary pulling into Yogi. There is a sewage plant and run down mobile home parks right next to it. The staff was pleasant, but the park needs a lot of TLC. I am not a negative person, but I will NOT be staying here again. We camped at Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park in a Motorhome.

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RussellScott1952

Review Count: 20
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $42.00
Overall Rating:      

This park is OK but in need of a lot of TLC. The trees need trimmed, grass cut, etc. There are a lot of fulltime residents at this park. The first site they gave up was right next to the freeway and quite noisy. We could not get satellite and were bummed. We cruised the park and picked out 4 or 5 sites that were empty and we liked so we asked to move and they said sure. The stay wasn't too bad then. We probably would not stay here again. We camped at Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park in a Motorhome.

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GaryK

Review Count: 15
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: - $17.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a huge campground that has a lot of potential. Unfortunately, it is located in a very bad (Run Down) area and has a very active train track on one side of the campground and a very busy 4 lane freeway located on the other side. The campground has 900 spaces with about 70% of them being privately owned. Most of them have one or two golf carts to run around in so the weekends are crazy. During the week it was not an issue. The trees and shrubbery need some serious pruning. The streets are very narrow and with the overgrown shrubbery and trees it makes it very hard to navigate large rigs through the park. The roads in the park are dirt and gravel but the park maintained them fairly well. There are some 50 Amp service sites but they are located near the freeway side of the park where it is very loud. We stayed here for one month and the price reflects the monthly rate. We would not stay here again. We camped at Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park in a Motorhome.

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User1608

Review Count: 54
States Visited: 26
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: - $33.00
Overall Rating:      

Close to the National Park. Lots of year round campers that need cleaning. Wi Fi worked. We camped at Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park in a Motorhome.

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Pat W Louisville

Review Count: 4
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $51.00
Overall Rating:      

Usually, we feel we can count on the Yogi organization to provide a good experience. This park is close enough to Chicago to be useful, but has many, many full-time families in trailers, with very uneven maintenance of sites and facilities. The staff is also uneven in their friendliness and helpfulness, but the good ones try really hard. While we were here, there was an election for the Homeowners Board, and new pool umbrellas replaced the broken, unsightly ones overnight. Many owners really outdo themselves to create a lovely atmosphere with extensive landscaping, but the almost abandoned sites, or HUGE extended families living on other sites make it difficult to feel secure and safe in this environment when traveling with a family. We will not be staying here again. We camped at Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park in a Motorhome.

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allen&suzanne

Review Count: 8
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

The entrance to this campground is unsightly with many mobile homes. The campground itself, claims over 900 sites in Woodall's and most of them are for full-timers. Although not the best camping conditions, we had full hook-ups at a discounted rate, the grounds were clean and the staff was friendly. It is only a few miles from the train to visit Chicago. We camped at Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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csue6322

Review Count: 3
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $56.00
Overall Rating:      

This was, by far the worse RV park we have ever stayed in. As we entered, on all sides were junky and messy and smelled of raw sewage. The sites were very hard to get into. There were many permanent sites and they were also junked up with outside paraphenalia. It was very noisy even after 10:00 pm. I would never recommend this park to even my worse enemy. As it was, we were attending a family reunion elsewhere in Munster, IN and did not have anywhere else that we could stay. Also $56 a night was excessive, even though it was over a holiday weekend. All in all, this park really sucked. I felt like I was staying in the ghettos. We camped at Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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scampers

Review Count: 3
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $41.00
Overall Rating:      

I was surprised at the price with the total disarray of this park. The front desk disconnected me twice, they gave us completely wrong directions to our site and the bathrooms were filthy. Dead bugs were everywhere and it was not cleaned during the 24 hours we were there. We are in a travel trailer and are on a 6 month road trip. This was the worst campground as of yet. I do not recommend. We camped at Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park in a Motorhome.

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indianarv

Review Count: 3
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $46.00
Overall Rating:      

This is the worst Jellystone I have ever seen. The majority live there in run down old campers. It is basically public housing for those that fell through the cracks. We pulled in, we looked around, we knew our kids would not be able to leave our sight and we knew we would have to sleep with a pistol to feel a little safe. And we left. After a 5 hour drive there, we left. We still have not gotten a refund, but at this point I'm just glad to have not spent more than 20 minutes there. The manager was "unavailable" to speak with. To me this park is a trailer park, not a campground and it is a huge blemish to the Jellystone name. I always thought Jellystone could be a trusted name no matter where it was, but I have lost all confidence after this experience. We camped at Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park in a Travel Trailer.

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kdstanley

Review Count: 7
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $50.00
Overall Rating:      

This park is disgusting. It is flanked by a waste treatment plant, the freeway, and railroad tracks. You have to drive through a really shady neighborhood till you get to the park and this place is no better. It is a trailer park, not a campground and not an RV park. The restrooms are disgusting. The whole place is terrible and depressing. We stayed one night because it was the closest we could get to Chicago. Lost all our money, the manager said a check would be waiting for me when we got home and it has never arrived. DO NOT STAY HERE. Just keep on going. Worst place ever. My family and I traveled 20,000 miles last year in our Airstream and this was by far the worst RV park we visited. Doesn't even deserve one star. We camped at Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park in a Travel Trailer.

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pnmhos

Review Count: 11
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $1.00
Overall Rating:      

This has to be the worst Jellystone I have ever stayed at. I was expecting many camping sites, but most (815 out of 926) were actually seasonal sites of which over half were run down and not taken care of. Old broken down Golf Carts and auto parts littered one site. The Trailer Park (as this is not a campground) is located between Highway 94 and some railroad tracks. Very noisy. They do not enforce their rules as people were partying, driving 4-Wheelers and Golf Carts, and dogs barking at 2 AM. Dogs were unleashed everywhere on seasonal sites. We went to the manager to complain and she told us if we didn't like it we could just leave. After a heated discussion we did get a full refund. We camped at Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Bob and Inga

Review Count: 378
States Visited: 53
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

Did not stay here. Drove in and left. This is one big big dump. Looks like a pig pen and is one. I am going to pursue the CG's "ratings" with Woodalls and Trailerlife. Somebody is in bed with somebody for the ratings that are published for this dump. We camped at Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park in a Motorhome.

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The Ketters

Review Count: 2
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $42.00
Overall Rating:      

Full-time/part-time Staff and Resident Staff were very friendly and helpful. Check-in took about 5-10 mins. When we got to our site and was about to back-in, we realized we needed to switch sites since we didn't have a long enough electric line for our reserved site...was able to move to adjacent site within minutes with the help of 2 resident staff members. Throughout the day and night, our site (West side of campground) was quiet and relaxing, except for the train tracks that were fairly busy (8-10 freight trains throughout the day) and noisy. For such a large campground, it was keep up fairly well. Overall, we would stay there again. We camped at Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park in a Motorhome.

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formost

Review Count: 11
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $42.00
Overall Rating:      

We arrived at the park from Mackinaw City on July 3rd. Upon entering the park we had to sign a waiver that if we hit anything they were not responsible. The roads were gravel, turns were tight, and nearly all of the sites are Lot Owners where they have put up fences to "protect" their land which made it difficult to navigate. The temporary spots in the park were not together or near the pool or playground. We were a 10 minute walk from the pool. I checked on golf cart rental and the pricing for our 5 day stay for the cart was $250 plus a $100 deposit. (which was more that our camping cost for the 5 days). Needless to say, we walked it. As we approached the weekend the conditions seemed to get worse. We ended up leaving on Saturday afternoon rather than Sunday (and lost our money for the last night) because the campground was so bad. I would not go there again. We camped at Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Darin

Review Count: 6
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $44.00
Overall Rating:      

In my 8 years of camping this is the worst campground I have stayed at. As others have stated, the campground is virtually all seasonal with run-down trailers, sheds, fences, etc. The non-seasonal sites are scattered about throughout the grounds, not in a single location. Water went out one night and we were informed by the manager that is a regular occurrence. Our site was roughly 1/3 mile from the pool & lake, so we had to ride bikes. Roads were gravel and in poor repair causing my daughter to wreck her bike 5 times. Golf cart rental was $250 for 5 days. The pools were nice and they provide life guards. They had putt putt and pedal boat rental, but the guy working the booth was far from friendly. Most of the staff were teenagers, weren't very knowledgeable, and didn't seem to care much about our camping experience. We camped at Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park in a Travel Trailer.

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